Youth dies as earth caves in

The Hindu - - CHENNAI - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

A 21-year-old died af­ter earth caved in while con­struct­ing a sep­tic tank for a house in Nee­lankarai on Satur­day. Po­lice said Ra­manathan of Ka­paleeswarar Na­gar in Nee­lankarai was con­struct­ing a sep­tic tank in his house. Ari­vazha­gan of Kal­lakurichi, his mother, and a few oth­ers were in­volved in the work. Ari­vazha­gan had dug the pit for nearly 10 ft. He got down to ad­just the con­crete rings when the earth caved in. The con­crete rings fell on him and he was buried be­neath the de­bris. The po­lice have reg­is­tered a case.

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